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Can't see the screen!
#1
I'm looking for a speedometer. The ones that I see are too small - most people my age (post 45) need reading glasses to read small screens, and these are not an option whilst pedalling along,especially at a good clip,say, downhill, when you would like to check your speed.

Does anyone know of a screen that is about 4" x 3" with most of it taken up by the numbers?

Thanks for any help you send, and happy cycling in 2013!

Den Moran, Swansea,Wales
P.S. A blue screen would be good,as well, even in Wales the great orb in the sky occasionally breaks through!
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#2
You can look at this one http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_528254_-1___202553 or some of the CatEye units that I looked at are a little bigger
Have fun and just enjoy the ride
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#3
Go to 1 minute 10 seconds in the video & you will see a thumb to indicate scale. Cateye Microwireless 200. I have the 100.

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#4
Thank you for your replies, but they both re-enforce the point I'm making! The units featured are 'thumbsize' in width, making them impossible to read from anyone with post middle age progressive myoepia. A simple widening of the screen would be nice, even if these units were turned 'sideways' the text would be double the size.
Much appreciated, any more ideas? Thanks, Den
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#5
places like barnes and noble sell credit card style reading magnifiers.
maybe you could trim and fit one to your screen to pump it up a couples times
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#6
This one is large. OR get a GPS...........

http://www.gizmag.com/polar-cs500-cycling-computer/14822/

PS I always wear sunglasses when I ride so I do not understand your issues with wearing glasses. You just need wrap around close fit ones. I like Ray Ban Predator. I wear them on my motorcycle too......
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#7
I use bifocal safety glasses at night, and bifocal safety sunglasses during the day, both are wraparound style from ebay for about $7 bucks a pair.

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#8
I know you simply might want to know how fast you are going, but what does that information do for you? It really doesn't mean much in the scope of a ride.
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#9
(12-27-2012, 01:11 PM)denvoyager Wrote:  making them impossible to read from anyone with post middle age progressive myoepia. Thanks, Den
Dude, myopia is being nearsighted, is presbyopia what you are suffering from? I suffer also, but the larger numerals on the cateye shown are legible with no magnification to my eyes. I use a 1.0 to 1.25 correction to use a computer, 1.75 to 2.25 to read.
I used to sell stereos with huge numerals on the display that could be read at a glance, it was frustrating to me that they didn't sell well.
I understand the logic of of double size digits, but the market is driven by a much younger demographic. You think bike computers are bad, take a look at any smartphone.
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